DeKleyn’s Test is used to assess the integrity of the vertebral arteries. A positive DeKleyn test may indicate Vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI).
- Patient supine with the head of the table
- Examiner supports head and asks the patient to extend, laterally flex and rotate head.
- Position may be held for up to 45 seconds.
Positive Dekleyn Test
Positive Pre-syncope, nystagmus, vertigo, slurred speach, visual changes and/or nausea: Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
The test may be used as a screening procedure before cervical manipulation; patient’s eyes must be opened to observe the presence of nystagmus.